Best of Boston

2004 Best Massage

Maggie Kessler, The Sports Club/LA

Touch is one of those mysterious forces science hasn’t even begun to understand. But you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Maggie Kessler has the most sensitive, soothing, and magical touch of any masseuse in town. Trust us; we put her to the test, asking her to work the kinks out of sore muscles, strained backs, stressed-out shoulders, and beat-up soles. We requested everything from delicate pressure and medium kneading to iron-tight body punches, and Kessler excelled at them all without so much as breaking a sweat.

4 Avery St., Boston, 617-375-8200,